Vivian Farmer

After reading books about far off places as a child, Vivian was hooked on travel writing. She traveled during her college years and wrote about wine, oil painting and wild hogs. She's planning her next adventures and writing about anything and everything travel related.

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Things to do in a French town with nothing to do

Aix in the summer is pine and lavender and clear blue skies. It’s also the type of summer escape everyone looks for: a small, bohemian provincial town with great wine, few crowds and friendly people. And...

The Side of Florence You’re Missing

Florence, Italy is a beautiful city with a hidden soul, a soul buried beneath nearly 10 million annual tourists. Struggling to keep its identity and preserve the sites, the city has started hosing down steps...

Secrets of the Texas Coast

Small, sometimes historic, and relying on tourism, the towns along the Texas Gulf Coast are a hard-scrabble bunch. Texans visit their tried-and-true favorites in the summers and the occasional Canadian or two (or three) “winter”...

France’s Secret City is Ready for You to Explore

There’s a city in France that the French snub their noses at. They’ll warn tourists that it’s dangerous and to be careful if they insist on visiting. But this coastal city is privy to the...

If You Live in Dallas You Know About This Patio Taco Joint

The best taco place in Downtown Dallas is connected to two other Mexican restaurants and it’s pretty much in a parking lot– there’s no indoor seating and the sun blasts the entire patio with all...

The Wildlife Refuge Nobody Knows About

Whisper quiet and lithe, the ocelot hunts prey on the coast of Texas. An endangered population of this small wildcat live in the brackish wetlands and thorn forests of the southern coast of Texas. Ocelots are...

Wild Boar and Italian Food: It’s a Delicacy but it’s also Destructive

Wild boar meat, found in stews and pasta dishes in Tuscany, has been used as a component of the region’s hearty cooking for centuries. But this meat source is destroying land and disrupting the ecosystem....

The Largest Floating Waterpark in Texas

You’ve probably seen the floating unicorn water park in Manila. Its pastel colors lit up Instagram and made it the envy of travelers everywhere. If you’re not ready to book a ticket to Thailand just...

Is the Italian Happy Hour Better than the American Version?

Italians know how to unwind. Their version of happy hour is a slightly more distinguished, relaxing affair than its American counterpart– and the booze and food is damn good. In its simplest form, happy hour, or...

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24 Hours in Puerto Vallarta

Collecting moments is one of the few things I hold close to my heart. Moments, however, get confused with the arrival. For me, it's everything...

San Antonio: Where History and Culture Meet

San Antonio is a city with a radiant atmosphere where the remains of an interesting past merge with the energy of an even more...

Top 5 Weird British Pubs

The pub is a British institution. You could go to any corner pub, but we found the most unique pubs you can visit in...

The Most Underrated Beach Towns in Panama

1. Aguadulce, Cocle Aguadulce is a quiet town in the interior of Panama. The people here primarily work in agriculture, sea salt production, and some...

Dubrovnik – Croatia’s hidden gem

A short drive from Cilipi Airport and you'll find yourself in a picturesque medieval town on the shores of the crystal blue Adriatic Sea. Welcome...